Author: Procurement

HuskyBuy Broadcast – FY25 Blanket Orders and Requisitions

HuskyBuy, on March 11 will be ready for submission of new requisitions and blanket PO requests for FY25.  For Blanket Orders, you can create a new requisition by copying an existing requisition of your FY24 PO.  Review and update pertinent information including account, dollar amount, contract number if applicable, PO valid from and to dates.

Complete Instructions for preparing your FY25 Blanket Orders and Requisitions

HuskyBuy PCard Software Exception Process

In Fall 2022, to assist with guiding our end-user community in software purchasing and mitigating institutional risk, Procurement Services changed its PCard policy to allow software purchases by exception only.  As a follow-up to those initial changes, Procurement, in collaboration with the Information Security Office and University Privacy Officer, will be piloting an exception review and approval form in HuskyBuy, effective 7/12/2023. 

The streamlined review of PCard requested software and cloud purchases helps to ensure that the potential Supplier’s privacy and security policies and practices protect confidential University data. These changes help ensure that University PCard holders are considering the data security and privacy implications and potential risks of purchasing software and cloud services and that they receive support from Procurement, Information Security, and Privacy. Continue reading

Job Post: University Director of Procurement

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Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer (AVP & CPO), the Director of Procurement is responsible for the day-to-day management of procurement operations and assigned staff. The Director leads value creation efforts through the development and implementation of comprehensive category management strategies and activities that drive cost optimization, service improvement, quality improvement, and innovation enhancement.

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Hotel & Events Services Form Request

By Popular Demand, Procurement Services introduces the new Hotel & Event Services request form!

Did you know that you can use your Travel Card for purchases such as hotel room blocks and catering for events?  To provide the University community with guidance and a method of managing requests pertaining to hotel and event services that are being paid via a Travel Card and require a document to be signed, a new form is available in HuskyBuy on the Home Shopping Page under Internal Request Forms.  Continue reading

Job Post: Contract Specialist 1-Technology

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Under the general direction of the University Director of Procurement Contracting & Compliance and/or the Senior Contract Specialist for Technology, this role will utilize existing policies, procedures, and statutes, to draft and negotiate terms and conditions for the University’s information technology and telecommunications contracts, including but not limited to contracts for IT hardware, software, maintenance/support and consulting services.

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Job Post: Compliance and Risk Management Specialist

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Under the general direction of the Director of Procurement Contracting & Compliance, and/or as instructed by the Associate Vice President (AVP) & Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), this position serves as the Risk Management Liaison with the State Insurance Risk Management Board and be responsible for managing claims and supporting UConn’s compliance with the requirements of the State Insurance Risk Management Board and UConn’s insurers.

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Job Post: Buyer I (P2)

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University Business Services seeks to hire a Buyer 1 on UConn's main campus in Storrs.  Reporting into the Professional and Specialized Services Category Manager, the Buyer I will perform a full range of routine procurement-related duties involving the purchase of goods and/or services within assigned commodities (which includes travel, transportation, lodging, events and conferences, as well as providing support for activities relating to Athletics, Dining Services and Human Resources) while abiding with State and University policies and regulations.

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Bid Threshold Increase Reminder

As a reminder, our Bid Threshold has increased. With that, a few things to remember. When completing our non-catalog requisition forms, you will notice there are more Sourcing Dollar Threshold selections to choose from. Please pay close attention to the selection that best suits your requirements.

Changes were implemented on October 1, 2023.

For more details read the full announcement.

Announcing Bid Threshold Increases and Prequalification Process Changes

University Business Services has worked with Government Relations and other state entities including UConn Health, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, and the Department of Administrative Services, to propose Bill SB1184 to increase to the State of Connecticut’s public bid thresholds and simplify the prequalification process for construction contractors.

Changes will be implemented on October 1, 2023.

For more details read the full announcement.

Job Post: Category Manager Procurement Specialist 2 (P5)

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The Category Manager (Procurement Specialist 2), is accountable for the oversight, management, and overall operational performance relating to an assigned group of commodities (i.e. Business Services or Information Technology) in support of the University community. This role is responsible for developing and implementing a robust strategy for all assigned categories. Activities include, thoroughly understanding the commodities for which this role is accountable, managing the University customer base, managing the supply base, ensuring the University’s needs are met at the best value and ensuring all applicable laws and policies are followed.

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